Events Calendar

An Evening with Ruth Reichl, “Save Me the Plums”

The Book Cellar is excited to host author Ruth Reichl at 210 Design House to celebrate her new book "Save Me the Plums"! Admission to the event includes a copy of the book, wine, and tastes made from her book "My Kitchen Year"! Ruth will be in-conversation with Louisa Chu from the Chicago Tribune. A mix-and-mingle with the author will follow.

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Seadog Lakefront Fireworks Cruises

Join us on Wednesday and Saturday evenings during the summer for an unforgettable memory. Our open aired vessels provide uninterrupted panoramic views of the sparkling fireworks displays with the beautiful Chicago skyline as the setting. Enjoy one of the best views of the Navy Pier fireworks show as we strategically position ourselves on the lake.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit

Hamilton Unveils The Stunning Watch From Tenet Film

Swiss watchmaker Hamilton unveils its limited edition collaboration with Tenet director Christopher Nolan.

Hamilton tenet blue watch model

Fans of famed director and three-time Oscar nominee Christopher Nolan might have noticed a standout accessory in his latest thriller, Tenet. The film, which hit theaters early September, featured a custom-made timepiece by Swiss horlogerie Hamilton—no stranger to film collaborations, Hamilton’s “The Murph” timepiece was designed for Nolan’s blockbuster Interstellar, and a clock created for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey led to the invention of the digital watch. For Tenet, Hamilton created a modified version of the Khaki Navy BelowZERO model, complete with a digital countdown display added to the jet black watch. Hamilton spent 18 months working at its Swiss lab collaborating with the film’s team to fashion a timepiece fitting of Nolan’s latest project.

Tenet two watches Hamilton

Although the prop was made exclusively for the film, a Tenet-inspired timepiece is now available in limited quantities. Inspired by the film’s color palette, the lightweight titanium watch is accented by a red- or blue-tipped second hand, adding a pop of color to its all-black exterior. The watch’s packaging, thoughtfully crafted by Tenet’s production designer Nathan Crowley, will also feature plenty of allusions to the film’s aesthetics. Only 888 timepieces are available in each color version, the palindrome a subtle homage to the movie’s plot.

Seadog Dogs Cruise Free

Bring your dogs out for a lakefront speedboat cruise and save 15% on your ticket! Dogs ride FREE on Seadog if space is available. Priority goes to people, but dogs are welcome onboard. Let your canine share in your excitement out on beautiful Lake Michigan with the wind blowing through your hair. No reservations necessary.

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Seadog Extreme Thrill Rides

With exhilarating high speeds and full 360° spins, this jet-propelled ride blasts off to start and splashes down to stop. Experience full throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and feel the raw power and excitement of Seadog Extreme's two 1400 HP engines. Also enjoy music and a fun narration about Chicago throughout your cruise.

Seadog Extreme is 30% faster than her doggie siblings, topping out at 45mph on the open water. Seadog Extreme is the most horse-powered commercial passenger vessel of its kind currently cruising the Great Lakes. YOU WILL GET WET!
*For safety reasons, all passengers must be 48" tall. With exhilarating high speeds and full 360° spins, this jet-propelled ride blasts off to start and splashes down to stop. Experience full throttle slalom runs, sharp twists and turns, and feel the raw power and excitement of Seadog Extreme's two 1400 HP engines. Also enjoy music and a fun narration about Chicago throughout your cruise.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit

Seadog Lakefront Speedboat Tours

Our Lakefront Speedboat Tour is the best way to view Chicago from the lake, combining an exciting speedboat ride along the shoreline with informative and amusing descriptions of the world famous Chicago skyline!

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Seadog River & Lake Architectural Tours

Departing from Navy Pier, this 75-minute narrated cruise is the best way to get up-close views of Chicago’s unique architecture and famous landmarks.

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Fireworks Dinner Cruises

With two spectacular backdrops - Lake Michigan and the city skyline - Spirit of Chicago delivers the most unique way to experience Navy Pier's legendary fireworks display. Join us for a delicious buffet dinner on the water before heading to Spirit’s rooftop deck for unobstructed views of the fireworks show. Navy Pier fireworks run each Wednesday and Saturday after sundown, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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English National Ballet: Akram Khan's Giselle

The U.S. exclusive presentation of Akram Khan’s 21st century twist on the timeless story ballet features a newly commissioned score by Vincenzo Lamagna and stunning sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip. English National Ballet’s Giselle is an international sensation and has earned the company innumerable accolades, including the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.

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Art Post Gallery “A Reawakening to Grace”

Art Post Gallery, Original Art and Fine Framing debuts “A Reawakening to Grace” April’s featured artist, Anne Faber.

“A new body of work built out of a crises of love” : original 60 inch oil paintings as well as smaller oil on paper and linen.

Thru May 1st at Art Post Gallery, Northbrook.

JBF Greens Chicago Presents: A Night of Negroni at Il Porcellino

Join JBF Greens for a night of Negroni-making and Italian antipasti at Il Porcellino. The talented bar team will school you on the classic Italian cocktail, shedding light on its history while demonstrating how to properly concoct, stir, and pour one of this downtown Chicago establishment’s signature drinks. Following the demo, guests will have the opportunity to create their own Negroni while enjoying a seasonal selection of classic Italian–American comfort food.

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Lake Breeze Dinner Cruises

Catch the Chicago skyline at sunset during the most beautiful time of the year, and join us for a fun, laid-back, 2-hour cruise. Spirit's Lakefront Breeze Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to kick back, relax and take in the best of the city.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit

January 1, 2019
Spirit Chicago Air & Water Show Cruises

Come aboard Spirit of Chicago and see the Chicago Air & Water Show from the best seats in the city - the water! As we set sail from Navy Pier, you'll be treated to a delicious 3-course buffet, DJ entertainment, rooftop games and - of course - spectacular, unobstructed views of the show.

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit cruises

January 1, 2019
The Other Art Fair, Chicago's Defining Event for Emerging Talent, Returns MAY 16-19 To Pilsen

The Other Art Fair is Chicago’s leading artist fair offering art lovers the opportunity to discover and buy works directly from the very best emerging talent. Founded in London in 2011, the fair returns to the Pilsen neighborhood for its second edition after a successful launch in September 2018. This year’s fair features over 100 artists from around the country exhibiting an array of innovative works of art starting at $150.

Celebrated for its unique and immersive visitor experience, The Other Art Fair Spring show will continue to delight and inspire art enthusiasts and collectors with appearances from distinguished guest artists, immersive art projects, theatre performances, live music, food and drinks from popular local restaurants and bars, and much more.

VIP Preview

Thursday, May 16: 5pm-10pm
* Limited availability of tickets for sale
* Private View tickets permit re-entry to the General

Opening Days (Friday-Sunday)

Friday, May 17: 3pm-10pm
Saturday, May 18: 12pm-7pm
Sunday, May 19: 11am-6pm

TICKETS: Available in advance or at the door.

Private View Thursday May 16: 5pm-10pm - $30

Advanced - $15 Adult / $13.50 Students + Seniors

On Site - $18 Adult / $15 Students + Seniors

Children under 16 enjoy free admission and must be accompanied by an adult.

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About The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair, the leading artist fair for discovering emerging artists, provides a platform for artists to present and sell their work directly to art buyers. Using a selection committee of art experts, each fair presents more than 100 artists and their work, enabling both collectors and first-time buyers to buy directly from emerging artists. In seven years, The Other Art Fair has hosted 29 fairs working with over 3,000 artists from more than 20 countries. Unlike “other” fairs, The Other Art Fair creates an accessible and open fair designed for visitors to enjoy an interactive and immersive experience.

About Saatchi Art
Saatchi Art features the world’s largest selection of original art and helps people all over the world find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers more than 1 million original paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by over 110,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art, while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, please visit Saatchi Online, Inc., which operates Saatchi Art, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE:LFGR).

January 1, 2019
Shops 900 Presents: Children's Tea with The Bunny

Tea Time Socials will be hosting a children’s tea, which will include storytelling, a craft project and a children’s tea service complete with flower cookies, Springtime sandwiches and seasonal macaroons.

Pricing: $30 per person, with a portion of proceeds to benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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Photography by Ben Ramos

January 1, 2019
CURE Jump-a-thon Charity Event!

We are proud to partner with Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) for the first-ever “Altitude’s Attitude” event of our charitable partner program! Altitude welcomes all Families to join us to raise funds for this amazing cause. In addition to access to all 14 of Altitude Chicago’s trampoline park attractions, there will be a designated area on the trampolines as well as a sensory room for those individuals with limited abilities to continue to enjoy and participate in the event.
We are honored to collaborate with Kelly and Miguel Cervantes who are passionate advocates for Epilepsy awareness in Chicago because of their daughter, Adelaide. They will be attending the event with Adelaide and their son, Jackson.

Miguel, who also plays Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton will be performing a few songs for our guests, as well.

Complimentary food and beverage will be available throughout the event.

This event is open to the public.

Ticket Prices:

Adult – $35.00
Child – $20.00 (2-6 year olds)

100% of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit CURE.

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January 1, 2019
Breakfast for Brides & Grooms and Luxury Wedding Vendor Showcase

Join the Illinois Association of Bridal Consultants for a curated selection of Chicago's finest wedding vendors.

Experience a morning of wedding planning, breakfast and inspiration. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

January 1, 2019
Taste 222 Easter Brunch

Don’t miss Taste 222’s Easter brunch! We will be serving up all your favorite brunch dishes, such as delicious Baja Waffles and our signature Shrimp & Grits. Specialty craft cocktails and zero-proof mocktails will be available to toast the occasion.

Limited seating is available. Make your reservation today!